May 22, 2008

Held captive by two guys with toolbelts

Well, if that ain't an attention-getting title, I don't know what is! Anyway. Yesterday, I spent the whole day out at the new house.

When we lived in Oklahoma, we had a large detached garage with room for all of DH's woodworking tools. Here at the rent house, DH's tools are crammed in the carport shed and are mostly inaccessible. This makes him whine a lot and heave great sighs. It would be like a stitcher with all her stash packed away. So, when we bought the new house, we also bought a 16' x 20' workshop for DH (and his tools). It's a Tuff Shed we bought from Home Depot. We priced lumber and time for DH to build one himself, and then checked out the Tuff Shed. They deliver and build it on site in one day. It was a much better deal than DH doing it himself.

The only thing is, you have to have an adult on site while they build it. So, I spent my day cleaning the kitchen more, putting shelf paper in all the upper kitchen cabinets, and pulling up the moron-installed tile floor in the kitchen while two guys built the Tuff Shed. I was there from 9:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.

The guys worked like well-oiled machines, each doing a specific task to erect the shed. I never saw them speak to each other. I wondered how many sheds they had built and if they could build one with their eyes closed. One guy never spoke to me at all, the other guy only spoke 11 words - three "yes, ma'ams," a "sign here, ma'am," and a "thank you."

I'll post a picture of the shed tomorrow. For now, here is a picture of a part of the railroad tie beams that frame the kitchen doorway. DH and I are not amused by these and plan to remove them ASAP. In the picture, you see "natural wear holes" and fake moss stuck in these holes for ambiance, I guess. I think it is silly.

I did get to stitch a teensy bit yesterday, and plan to stitch more today. I will post a WIP picture this weekend.


Gloria said...

I am so glad that your DH has a place for his "manly stash". Judging from the pictures you have posted, I suspect he will be using items from his stash quite frequently.
Why should I be surprised about fake moss. Anybody that would just lay tiles on the floor would probably like fake moss. I have to admit, I would love to meet the people who lived there. That would be an experience, I'm sure!

LoriRay said...

Oh my! I can't imagine why in the world you'd want to get rid of those railroad ties, complete with fake moss. *eek* LOL ;-)

My DH has "manly stash", too. Whenever he goes to "play" in his shop, he says, "I'm going to go stitch now." LOL!!!